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post #1 of 24 Old 10-11-2006, 07:56 PM Thread Starter
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129 gal

my dad once had a 129 gallon tank
i'm a beginner at fish so i need your advice
is an 129 gallon tank worth it?
or should i get a smaller tank like a 35 or 6 gallon tank?
i'm going to get two fish at a time and i'm going to the fish once a week so for two weeks i will have four fish, 3 weeks, 6 fish, etc.

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post #2 of 24 Old 10-11-2006, 08:00 PM
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Hi Microsoft.

129 gallons should be ok even if it's too large for a beginner.
Wise plan of adding fish. You'll need to cycle the tank first before adding any fish.

You know what, I've been wanting something even larger like 129 so I can keep several altums along with diamond tetras.
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post #3 of 24 Old 10-11-2006, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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something bigger than 129?
oh yea
my friend had a tank as big as a room
he kept turtles in there
i hope you can get that massive tank
and your tetras

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post #4 of 24 Old 10-11-2006, 08:28 PM
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something bigger than 129?
oh yea
my friend had a tank as big as a room
he kept turtles in there
i hope you can get that massive tank
and your tetras
Lol..yes, hopefully.

Just read the basics on the sticky threads posted in this section and don't hesitate to ask more questions here.:)
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post #5 of 24 Old 10-14-2006, 10:36 PM
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Poor Blue, I would send you some diamond tetras if i could! You obviously really love them! How many tanks do you have and what size are they? I have seen the photos of your 75 gallon and it's gorgeous.

You know what the definition of hobby is: something of interest that is going to cost you lots of money!
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Poor Blue, I would send you some diamond tetras if i could! You obviously really love them! How many tanks do you have and what size are they? I have seen the photos of your 75 gallon and it's gorgeous.
Hi Tracy.

Thanks for the comments. Er..personally, I hate decorating my tanks with too many plants so I settled with a few ones instead. I like the Nymphaea stellata best. It's still growing like crazy.

Er..hope you won't charge me for mailing me the diamond tetras.

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post #7 of 24 Old 10-17-2006, 11:33 AM
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Yum,how nice to have a big tank.
as i often read,the bigger the tank the better,
as it is often easier to manage,as a large body of water
can be more forgiving than a small tank.
i regret getting rid of my 4ft tank.
i personally feel that you have more room to
play with,as in the way you decorate it,and the amount
fish you can have.
:)

when you set up a new tank,hide an extra
sponge or two behind some decor,that way you have
something seeded for you next filter.
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post #8 of 24 Old 10-17-2006, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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but since i just starting handling fish, everyone advises me to get a small one like a 6 gallon tank
or maybe a 15

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post #9 of 24 Old 10-17-2006, 06:48 PM
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but since i just starting handling fish, everyone advises me to get a small one like a 6 gallon tank
or maybe a 15
6 gallons is far too small for a beginner. Small tanks make water chemistry even harder/trickier to adjust.
I'd suggest 15 as the minimum rather than below 15.
In this hobby, buy the largest tank you can afford. Make sure you can accommodate the needs of a very large tank(larger than 55 gallons). Otherwise, don't buy or you'll feel the consequences of not being able to accommodate and end up throwing it in a few years.
You have to make a final plan carefully on the tanks you buy.:)

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post #10 of 24 Old 10-17-2006, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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so is a 35 gallon tank reccomended? My friend said it cost about 80 dollars not including the filter and gravel.

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